October

  • Cure chipping yips

    Written by Noel Rousseau on Friday, 27 January 2012

    One of the main causes of the chipping yips is when the arms and body become locked trying to over-control the action. This increases tension and has a detrimental effect of the strike. As TG Elite Pro Noel Rousseau explains in this golf video tip, the key to curing the chipping yips is to have a free-flowing action. This practice drill...

  • A drill to use your bounce when chipping

    Written by Tom Denby on Thursday, 4 August 2011

    Not only will your free tees and ball marker with this month’s copy of Today’s Golfer come in handy on the course, they can also help you play better golf! We’ve compiled a series of exclusive video tips and drills using your free gifts to fix common faults and help you hit the ball longer and straighter, as well...

  • Chipping tee drill

    Written by Tom Denby on Friday, 22 July 2011

    Not only will your free tees and ball marker with this month’s copy of Today’s Golfer come in handy on the course, they can also help you play better golf! We’ve compiled a series of exclusive video tips and drills using your free gifts to fix common faults and help you hit the ball longer and straighter, as well as sharpening...

  • How to chip from different lies

    Written by Kristian Baker on Monday, 27 June 2011

    Different lies around the green mean we must use different parts of the golf club to achieve a crisp strike, as TG Elite Pro Kristian Baker explains in this golf video tip. We must also implement a different set-up position, which affect the angle of approach. From a fluffy lie with the ball sitting up, we use the bounce much more...

  • Double-overlap chipping grip

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Friday, 17 June 2011

    The most common fault among club golfers when chipping is the right hand dominating through the hitting area, causing the club to rise up through impact and often catch the ball fat or thin. A good drill to stop the right hand taking control is to use a double-overlap grip, as TG Elite Pro Adrian Fryer explains in this golf video...

  • Pivot your body when chipping

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Friday, 17 June 2011

    When commentators describe a player using a ‘hands and arms’ shot around the green, this assessment can be misleading because every shot in golf uses some degree of body turn, as TG Elite Pro Adrian Fryer explains in this golf video tip. A gentle turn of the body actually helps you strike the ball better and control the distance. There’s a...

  • Retract the clubhead chipping drill

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Friday, 10 June 2011

    Many club golfers mistakenly think the ball gets airborne when chipping because of a lofty follow through. But it’s the angle of attack and loft on the club that does it, as TG Elite Teaching Pro Adrian Fryer explains in this golf video tip. If you struggle to control the strike and distance control on chip shots, try this drill during...

  • Create a neutral arc when chipping

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Friday, 10 June 2011

    As TG Adrian Fryer demonstrates in this golf video tip, you’re able to chip to a decent standard with many different stances: open, closed or even on one leg! The key is to ensure the clubhead travels on a neutral arc during your swing, from in-to-square-to-in, creating backspin (not sidespin) and a crisp contact.

  • Trust your loft when chipping

    Written by Rob Watts on Friday, 11 February 2011

    The classic mistake amateur golfers make when chipping is to overuse their wrists in an attempt to help the ball in the air. To combat this disastrous fault, check out this unique video drill from TG Elite Teaching Pro Rob Watts. You’ll soon start to trust the natural loft on your wedge and chip it next to the pin every time.  ...

  • Chip and run with a 6-iron

    Written by Rob Watts on Monday, 13 December 2010

    When you find your ball around the edge of the green, many amateur golfers will automatically pluck a sand wedge from their bag and attempt a risky flop shot even if there are no hazards between them and the hole, but there is another way. Using a straight-faced club is a far better option and TG Elite Teaching Professional Rob Watts...

  • Cross-legged pitching drill

    Written by Chris Ryan on Friday, 19 November 2010

     A common problem among amateurs playing the pitch shot is excessive leg action. The goal for this shot to be to quieten the legs and focus on using the torso to create the movement. A great drill to achieve this feeling in your pitch shots is to cross the legs over, as explained in this video tip from TG Elite Teaching...

  • Two-ball chipping drill

    Written by Richard Ellis on Friday, 29 October 2010

    Many golfers struggle with accuracy on their chip shots because the path of the club coming into the ball is working excessively left or right of the target. This results in the clubface opening or closing at impact, leaving you with a much longer putt for par than you wanted. A great way improve your path and square your clubface consistently...

  • Chip better using gravity

    Written by Rob Watts on Monday, 20 September 2010

    Golfers that struggle with their chip shots tend to have too much upper body movement during the stroke. This reduces the chance of bringing the club back to the ball in the correct position because there are so many moving parts. As TG Elite Teaching Pro Rob Watts explains in this video tip, the goal when chipping is to keep the...

  • Top Chipping Drill

    Written by Lee Scarbrow on Friday, 27 August 2010

    The key to consistent results when chipping is a gradual acceleration into the back of the ball. When the golfer takes the club away too quickly, it’s only natural for the club to decelerate as it comes back to the ball. This will often lead to fat and thin chip shots and an almost certain bogey! A great drill to stop this...

  • Relieve tension in your chipping

    Written by Steven Orr on Wednesday, 18 August 2010

    Golfers that try and keep the clubface square to the target when chipping will naturally suffer from excessive tension in the arms and wrists. As a result, their ball striking will be poor and extra pressure will be put on their putting to try and save par. In this golf video tip, TG Elite Teaching Pro Steven Orr shows you a...

  • Chip with a rescue

    Written by Steven Orr on Wednesday, 18 August 2010

    Poor ball position is a common cause of mis-struck chip shots. Position the ball too far back means the club will be coming in too steep leading to fat shots. Positioning the ball too far forward means you’ll be hitting up on the ball, increasing the risk of catching the ball thin. With a rescue club, the ball position naturally falls...

  • How to chip to a two-tiered green

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Tuesday, 27 July 2010

    Double-levelled greens give us enough to think about on our approach shot – where should we land our ball? How will it react on landing? The list is almost endless... But when we miss the green completely, the upcoming chip shot could prove to be more difficult than the initial approach shot! But panic not, help is on hand in the form...

  • Control your chip shots

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Friday, 9 July 2010

    Gaining control of our ball on chip shots is often what turns bogeys into pars during a round.  It would be nice to have the ability to know how our ball is going to react upon landing on the green – we’d be able to pick our landing spot and then making par would almost be guaranteed. Now, you can gain control...

  • Running chip shot

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Friday, 2 July 2010

    The pros might be struggling to gain backspin with their new wedges this year, but us amateurs with the box grooves are still able to generate huge amounts of backspin with a well-struck chip shot. But what if we don’t want this spin and need to run the ball up to a flag with the comfort of using our sand wedge.

  • Chip from a divot

    Written by Adrian Bishop on Monday, 21 June 2010

    A full shot from a divot lie in the fairway is not as difficult as it first appears as you’re able to exert extra clubhead speed and a steeper angle of attack to get to the bottom of the ball and achieve the required distance. But being in a divot for a chip shot around the green can be a totally...

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